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[audio]Last 10 minutes of KPFA at the longtime offices at 2207 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
These are the last 10 minutes broadcast from the KPFA offices at 2207 Shattuck Avenue, as the hosts of the Probabilities program describe their historical yet decaying surroundings and their hopes for the new KPFA building.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Other Finds
Downloads: 52
[audio]Capricorn's Collision
An excellent example of KPFA's experimental, free-form, late night, radio programing. Robert Moran and Howard Hersh serve up an eclectic mix of poetry, music, humor, political commentary, and inspirational musings. With the growing protests against the Vietnam War as the backdrop this program includes such characters as General Wastemoreland, General HersheyBar (plain chocolate, the nuts are in Washington), General Nuisance, General Eclectic, Captain Technology, and other luminaries...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Other Finds
Downloads: 308
[audio]Good Food from India
With classical Indian music playing in the background, Anthony Gnazzo, sound poet and master Indian chef, offers recipes for cold-mixers and tondla leaves, bendi, buthi, moong-ambat, muluk, allu-vadi, and other Indian culinary delights.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Other Finds
Downloads: 627
[audio]Two Early Electronic Works by Howard Moscovitz
Two works of electronic music by Howard S. Moscovitz, composed no later than 1973. Moscovitz first became involved with electronic music in the late 1960s, when he began experimenting with using short wave radio as a source for his tape pieces. He went on to receive a Bachelors of Music degree in 1970 at Jacksonville University, where he got to work with a Moog Synthesizer, before continuing his studies at Mills College where he studied with Robert Ashley and received a Masters of Fine Arts in 1...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic
Downloads: 303
[audio]Sand by Jan Pusina
“Sand” is an electronic music work, composed by Jan Pusina in 1970. Pusina began his career as a composer while studying physics and music at the University of California in Berkeley, where he received a Master of Music degree in 1969. He has specialized in electronic and live electro-acoustic music, as well as performing on the horn as a co-principle of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra and the principle horn with the New Millennium Strings, and other San Francisco Bay Area chamber ensemble...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic
Downloads: 101
[audio]Toshiro Mayuzumi's Noh Drama
A modern Japanese Nō drama with electronic music background, performed in Japanese. [Possibly “The Lady Aoi” or “Aoi-no-Ue”]
Keywords: Japan; Music; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 395
[audio]An Interview with Poet, Philip Levine
Charles Amirkhanian speaks with poet Philip Levine who reads from his recent book, “What Work Is”, which won the 1991 National Book Award.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Poetry
Downloads: 49
[audio]Folk Music with Rolf Cahn: Rolf Cahn, Carl Granich & Judy Roderick in Concert at the Cabale
In the Summer of 1963 Rolf Cahn presented a series of live broadcast’s for KPFA from the Cabale, a folk music club in Berkeley, California. In this program you will here excerpts from two of those shows. The first features Cahn on guitar and vocals accompanied by Carl Granich on guitar in the performance of a number of folk and blues standards, including an absolutely beautiful rendition of “Nobody Knows You When You Are Down & Out” with Granich providing some delightful guitar picking...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Folk Music
Downloads: 475
[audio]Words: Program No. 14: Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. In this recording you will hear two poetry readings. The first, by Ted Berrigan, given in Iowa City on Oct. 13, 1968, and the other, by Berrigan and Ron Padgett given in New York City in 1964. Both members of the New York School of young poets active during the 1960s and beyond, Berrigan and Padgett write short and often humorous poems...
Keywords: Poetry; Spoken Word; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 64
[audio]Words: Program No. 9: Lewis MacAdams
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This recording is of a reading by Lewis MacAdams, made in San Francisco in September 1969. MacAdams is a poet, filmmaker, environmentalist, and political activist, well known for his film on Jack Kerouac, and his books on the poets of the Beat Generation. The poems heard here deal with such topics as sex, nature, friendship, and marriage, all read in a delightful so...
Keywords: Poetry; Spoken Word; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 29
[audio]Ode To Gravity: A Poetry Reading by Charles Reznikoff
A reading by the then 80 year old Charles Reznikoff, recorded at the Poetry Center of San Francisco State University on March 21, 1974, in which the poet reads a selection of his works written from 1918 to 1974. Reznikoff, along with fellow poets Carl Rakosi, Louis Zukofsky, and George Oppen were dubbed the Objectivist Poets by Ezra Pound back in the 1930s, and it is Oppen who offers a warm introduction at the start of this program...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 74
[audio]A Concert by the U. C. Berkeley Chorus and Brass Ensemble
The Chorus of the University of California at Berkeley perform several works, accompanied by a brass ensemble or organ. Although the works are unidentified they appear to be from the traditional classical repertoire. The mixed chorus sound stunning in this master recording of a concert, held on February 13, 1978, most likely on the campus of U. C. Berkeley. Any assistance in identifying each piece would be greatly appreciated...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Classical Music; Music
Downloads: 185
[audio]Song of Love: The Story of Robert and Clara Schumann
Claude Frank, a talented pianist and music professor, offers up this, at times hilarious, portrayal of the life and music of Robert and Clara Schumann. Apparently inspired by the MGM cinematic melodrama of the same name, which he had seen as a young 22 year old in 1947, Frank developed this humorous parody of the none too accurate biopic, and often performed it for his friends and family. Complete with funny impersonations of all the characters, sound effects, and of course his personal piano ac...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Documentary; Classical Music
Downloads: 374
[audio]Opera Review: San Francisco Opera’s Siegfried & Tosca
Bill Collins with Michael and Carol Barclay, reviews the 1972 San Francisco Opera production of “Siegfried,” after having raced across the Bay Bridge after catching the October 22nd performance. Later Carol is joined in the KPFA studios by Arthur Regan and Melvin Jahn to discuss the Opera’s 1972 production of Giacomo Puccini ‘s “Tosca.” The erudition and near encyclopedic knowledge of the group are on full display as they rate the various performers, conductors, and staging of each p...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Opera; Reviews
Downloads: 96
[audio]Wilfred Funk: A Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A short, humorous poem, listing the unattractive qualities and poor personal hygiene of Wilfred Funk. Written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and read by the poet this work poke’s fun at Wilfred Funk, the famed lexicographer, and columnist for the conservative “Reader’s Digest.” Although the portrait it paints is quite uncomplimentary and is ridden with vulgarities, the seemingly vitriolic nature of the tirade is leavened by an inherent sense of amusement and the over the top nature of the comp...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 211
[audio]Folk Music with Rolf Cahn: Eric Von Schmidt in Concert, Boston 1960: Set Two
Rolf Cahn introduces the second half of a recording of a concert of folk music by Eric Von Schmidt, held in the basement of the Boston YMCA, in 1960. Von Schmidt accompanies himself on guitar as he sings a selection of English and American folk songs, with a little bit of Blues and Gospel thrown in for good measure. A key figure in the folk revival movement of the early 1960s, Von Schmidt regularly performed with such other luminaries as Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Farina, Bob Dylan, and Rolf Ca...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Folk Music
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[audio]Folk Music with Rolf Cahn: Jo Mapes in Concert at San Francisco State College, Spring 1955
From a December 17, 1962 broadcast, Rolf Cahn presents a selection of folk and blues music by Jo Mapes, Reverend Gary Davis, and Mike Russo. The majority of the program is devoted to music by Jo Mapes, recorded at the San Francisco State College in the Spring of 1955 and eventually released on a LP from Bay Concerts. Jo Mapes was a classmate of Odetta, and an inspiration for Joan Baez, and yet despite her superior guitar playing, intuitive phrasing, and sweet voice, she never had quite the same ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Folk Music
Downloads: 576
[audio]Ferguson's Dictionary for Concrete Poets: The Four-Letter Words
Internationally prominent Canadian intermedia artist Gerald Ferguson has compiled by computer a dictionary for poets who utilize words as material for composing visual (concrete) poetry. Here is his reading, recorded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, of “The Four-Letter Words” of his dictionary which lists all words from the Standard Corpus of Present Day American English Language Usage in order by the number of letters in each word...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 158
[audio]Topical and Traditional Folk Music: “Bringing It All Back Home” by Bob Dylan
After a fairly brief and appropriately poetically abstract introduction, Roy Trumbull plays Bob Dylan’s fifth studio album “Bringing It All Back Home,” in its entirety. This program was recorded on April 17, 1965, just a month after the LP had been released on Columbia Records. Long recognized as the album in which Dylan embraced rock and roll and turned from writing political protest songs to those more personal or allegorical in nature, “Bringing It All Back Home” featured one side o...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Folk Music; Music
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[audio]Folk Music with Rolf Cahn: The Blues Music of Steve Talbot
Rolf Cahn introduces a selection of Blues music, performed by Steve Talbot and recorded by Cahn in his home during a late night visit by the guitarist. Talbot, who might be best known as the person who along with Jorma Kaukonen came up with the name Jefferson Airplane, was a musician in his own right,noted for his understated and deceptively simple version of the Blues. Utilizing a variety of tuning and picking techniques Talbot performs a selection of songs made popular by such Blues legends as...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Folk Music
Downloads: 306
[audio]Phantoms of the Opry Concert
Phantoms of the Opry, a San Francisco based bluegrass band active in the 1970s, in a in-studio, live broadcast of traditional bluegrass and country music, recorded on November 12, 1972. Bill Schechner hosts the concert and talks to members of the band about their personal histories, the origins of bluegrass, the difficulties of making it big in bluegrass, and the influence of bluegrass music on mainstream rock and roll musicians.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Popular Music
Downloads: 367
[audio]Beat and Bow: Tabla and Sarangi Performances
From the Odeon recording “Beat and Bow” (MOAE-174) which was also later released by EMI (EALP-1312) three pieces of instrumental Hindustani music. The first work is for solo tabla and is the Teental rhythm (a cycle of 16 beats). The second piece is a Raga for sarangi and tabla and is also in the Teental rhythm. The third work is also for sarangi and tabla and is in the Deepchandi rhythm (a cycle of 14 beats)...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music
Downloads: 2,680
[audio]A Concert by the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and Chorus
A live recording of a concert given March 15, 1975 by the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Oakland Symphony Chorus, conducted by Joseph Liebling. This concert was held at the Paramount Theater in Oakland California and included pieces by Strauss, Brahms, Berloiz and Milhaud.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music: Classical Music
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[audio]Dakini Software by John Giorno
Recorded at St. Marks Church in New York City on November 8, 1972, John Giorno presents a lengthy excerpt from his poem “Dakini Software.” Giorno is well known for his provocative sound and performance poetry that blends a bohemian sensibility, radical sexual politics, and spiritual practice. All these elements are featured in this echo-laden rendition of “Dakini Software,” which mixes the metaphors of a female, tantric and Tibetan Buddhist deity, or embodiment of enlightened energy, wit...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 157
[audio]A Reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Professor Jess B. Bessinger, Jr. reads the general prologue and the concluding retraction of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” One of the foremost experts on early English poetry, Bessinger offers a masterful recitation of this seminal work of literature, all in the original Middle English. The lyrical quality of Chaucer’s masterpiece is best appreciated when read aloud by someone fluent in the archaic form of English in which it was written...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word
Downloads: 8,690 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Early American Music
From a program first broadcast on November 30, 1972, Charles Amirkhanian presents a program of early American music, many taken from old, rare 78 rpm recordings. The program begins with Henry Hadley’s “Piano Quintet, Op. 50” followed by six versions of Thurlow Lieurance’s “By the Waters of Minnetonka: An Indian Love Song,” followed by several selections of music by John Knowles Paine. While there is a distinctive Native American melody at the heart of Lieurance’s song, most of the ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Classical Music
Downloads: 1,075
[audio]An Interview with Tom Marioni
In April of 1970 Tom Marioni founded the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. In this interview, recorded on April 21, 1970 in the KPFA-FM studio, Charles Amirkhanian questions Marioni about this project, which is less a museum than it is a space for the presentation of performance art and temporary conceptual art installations, as well as a sponsor for street theater and theoretical discussions about the possibilities of human expression...
Keywords: Conceptual Art; Interview; Performance Art; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 28
[audio]Music by the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
From March 22, 1968, Arthur C. Berdahl conducts the Fresno Philharmonic in a performance of Carl Maria von Weber’s Overture to the opera Der Freischütz. Then from March 8, 1974 Berdahl conducts the orchestra in a performance of his own Requiem for Grace, and from the same concert Guy Taylor conducts a performance of Henry Cowell’ s Hymn and Fuguing Tune No.3.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Orchestral Music; Fresno Philharmonic
Downloads: 243
[audio]Phosphones by Emmanuel Ghent
Born in Montreal, Canada in 1929, Emmanuel Ghent studied both psychiatric medicine and music at McGill University, before emigrating to New York in 1951, where he continued his musical training while also becoming a clinical professor of psychology. Although an oboist, Ghent became interested in electronic music in the 1960s and was a pioneer in the use of computers in musical composition. He worked with the GROOVE system at Bell Labs, starting in the late 1960s, and continued to discover innova...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic music; Computer music
Downloads: 121
[audio]An Interview with Margaret Leng Tan
Charles Amirkhanian interviews pianist Margaret Leng Tan, recorded on July 17, 1984. Born in Singapore in 1945, Tan is a classically trained musician who is perhaps best known for her performances on the toy piano and other unconventional instruments, and as a renowned interpreter of the works of John Cage and similar avant-garde composers. Tan attended Juilliard where she was the first woman ever to receive a Doctorate from the famous university...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interviews; New Music; Composers
Downloads: 55
[audio]Words: Program No. 2, Tom Clark and Ron Padgett
An Academy of American Poets reading at the Guggenheim Museum, recorded on March 5, 1968. Tom Clark and Ron Padgett read a selection of their poetry including some collaborative works. Highlights include a funny variation of one of James Wright’s poems “Outside Fargo, North Dakota” (which is also read for necessary comparisons), as well as two “postcard poems” in which the addresses are turned into verse, to amuse the postal workers and to see if artistic renderings of such important d...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 57
[audio]Words: Program No. 15, Philip Whalen and Bill Berkson
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This program begins with a fairly low quality recording, made in Kyoto Japan on June 9, 1967, of Philip Whalen reading some of his poems, mixed with another recording of Whalen chanting sutras and playing on wooden blocks and other basic percussion instruments. This is followed by Bill Berkson reading a selection of poems from his books “Saturday Night” and “S...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 35
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Vocal Yokels
An eclectic mix of text-sound compositions, world music, and other bizarre recordings, some of which were presented at the 1970 Fylkingen Festival in Stockholm. Highlights of this adventurous free-form radio program include Arne Mellnäs’ “Far Out,” a hauntingly beautiful auditory portrait of Laura Nyro in which elements of some her best known songs are artfully mixed and manipulated to eloquently evoke the career of this talented singer-songwriter...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Interview; Sound Poetry
Downloads: 91
[audio]Charles Reznikoff Reads Poetry for the Jewish Holidays
From a program originally broadcast on September 6, 1975, Charles Reznikoff reads a selection of his poetry. Most of the poems included in this program have as their theme the history of the Jewish people, with the majority coming from two of Reznikoff’s major works “In Memorium: 1933” and “Holocaust.” Reznikoff, who died in January of 1976, just months after recording this program, was an American Jewish poet, playwright, and author, and the first to be referred to as an Objectivist P...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry; Charles Reznikoff
Downloads: 51
[audio]Computers and Art
John Lifton from London talks about his goal of realizing a cybernetic art which will alter itself according to the spectators' response to it. He talks with Don Buchla, who currently is adapting his synthesizers to computer control, Richard Friedman, composer and programmer who helped design the Buchla program, and Charles Amirkhanian. American painter Pamela Zoline, now living in London, tells about her recent work on the meta-set "Things in the World".
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Interactive Art; Modern Art
Downloads: 574
[audio]Soundspot: Music in the Eighties
A collection of short (2 minutes or less) pieces of music highlighting avant-garde composers working in the 1980s. While most of these are pieces of electronic music there are also examples of sound poetry, instrumental improvisations, vocalises, electro-acoustic, and musique concrète. These vingettes of experimental music composed in the early 1980s provide a facinating snapshot of the avant-garde scene at that time...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; New Music; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 560
[audio]Comparatively Speaking: An Examination of the Ricercar a 6 by Bach
From a program first broadcast on Jan. 2, 1980, Matthew Holdreith introduces several settings of Johann Sebastian Bach's “Ricercar a 6.” The work, part of Bach’s 1747 collection of canons and fugues “Das Musikalische Opfer” or “The Musical Offering,” was a response to a challenge by Frederick the Great of Prussia, who gave Bach a series of notes and asked him to improvise a six voiced fugue based on this “royal theme.” Although unable to produce more than a three voiced fugue a...
Keywords: Classical Music, Interview; KPFA-FM, Music
Downloads: 206
[audio]John Adams on The Death of Klinghoffer
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer John Adams about his recent opera, The Death of Klinghoffer in which he defends his choice to dramatize the hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the subsequent murder of a disabled American.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Opera; John Adams
Downloads: 347
[audio]A Poetry Reading by Clark Coolidge
Clark Coolidge reads a number of his poems, many of which were unpublished at the time of this recording. Coolidge, was perhaps more than any other person, responsible for inspiring the entire experimental field of Language Poetry, which became popular among avant-garde, mostly American poets, during the 1960s and 70s. This type of poetry was partially inspired by the work of Gertrude Stein, John Cage, and others who sometimes used mathematical sequences and other aleatoric or logical constructs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry; Clark Coolidge
Downloads: 147
[audio]Arthur Berdahl Conducts J. S. Bach
Arthur Berdahl conducts the Fresno State College String Orchestra in Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052.” This recording is from a concert given on Feb. 24, 1955 with Carl Post performing on piano. Dr. Arthur C. Berdahl was a longtime professor of music at Fresno State College and the founder of symphonic music in Fresno, California. From 1932 to 1954, Berdahl conducted the Fresno State College Symphony Orchestra and taught music theory, composition, and other mus...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Arthur Berdahl; Music; Classical Music
Downloads: 516
[audio]Fifth Biennial Survey of Contemporary Music: Works by Rudolf Komorous & Petr Kotik
One of a series of programs originating from the International Service of Belgium Radio and Television in which the works of contemporary composers are highlighted. Heard first is “Olympia” by Rudolf Komorous, a work scored for a variety of instruments and sound making devices including flexatone, melodica, mouth-harmonica, nightingale whistles, bells, and and ratchet. Komorous was born in Prague but has made his home in Canada where he has taught at the University of Victoria...
Keywords: Contemporary Music; KPFA-FM; Music; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 70
[audio]KPFA’s 40th Anniversary Show, Part 5: Listener Call-ins
The special all day broadcast celebrating the 40th anniversary of KPFA concludes with a three hour listener call-in segment, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian, who is joined by KPFA General Manager, Pat Scoot, and Pacifica Foundation Executive Director, David Salniker, and others. Caller comments range from glowing reviews of the station’s programing to sharp criticisms of the same. As always with KPFA, the listening audience is well informed and not at all shy about letting the station know what ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Other Finds; Current Events
Downloads: 47
[audio]Pittsburgh International Contemporary Music Festival: Organ and Choral Concert
The Pittsburgh International Contemporary Music Festival, held on November 24-30, 1952, featured ten concerts of contemporary classical music, including this concert of organ music by Arthur Honegger, Olivier Messiaen, and Roger Sessions. Sponsored by the Carnegie Institute and the Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University), the Festival has come to be recognized as a watershed event in 20th century musical composition...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 263
[audio]Music Review: Music and Anarchy: A Defense
This was meant as a response to a number of complaints received by the KPFA Music Department about broadcasts of admittedly avant-garde music and spoken word performances, that were described by some as “aesthetic anarchy.” Department Director Charles Amirkhanian makes an unequivocal denial of such claims, and then proceeds to read from an article defining and defending anarchy in politics and life in general.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Other Finds; Current Events
Downloads: 49
[audio]An Interview with Margaret Fisher
Charles Amirkhanian talks with dancer Margaret Fisher at her Berkeley music and dance space Cat’s Paw Palace of Performing Arts. The subject of the discussion is a public dance work “Emigration” which was scheduled to occur on Saturday, September 28, 1974, on the Marina in San Francisco. Fisher talks about how the public is invited to participate. The two also talk about the Cat’s Paw Palace and its function as a center for alternative dance and music performances...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Dance; Performance Art
Downloads: 48
[audio]KPFA’s 40th Anniversary Show, Part 4: Elsa Knight Thompson & G. I. Gurdjieff
The all-day special broadcast celebrating KPFA’s 40th anniversary continues with a documentary about Elsa Knight Thompson. Throughout the 1960’s, KPFA Public Affairs Director Elsa Knight Thompson was an extraordinary and controversial programmer. Her experience with the BBC in London during World War II and in Washington D. C. at WCFM prepared her for a scintillating career as a radio journalist at KPFA, and her direct and incisive interviews of both left and right-wing figures were legendar...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; Current Events
Downloads: 134
[audio]A Review of Robert Ashley’s “That Morning Thing”
This review deals with a performance on Dec. 8, 1969, at Mills College, of Robert Ashley’s opera “That Morning Thing”. Charles Shere speaks out against the mainstream media’s reception of the opera as well as the rude reaction of some of the audience.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Opera; Robert Ashley
Downloads: 189
[audio]Underground Woman: A Semi-Autobiographical Novel by Kay Boyle
Erik Bauersfeld and Lee Jenkins of KPFA interview poet, author, and political activist, Kay Boyle, about her 1975 novel “The Underground Woman”. The novel, which is semi-autobiographical, follows the life of classics professor Athena’s experience being imprisoned for protesting the draft as well as a later run-in with her daughter, who has joined a cult and tried to take over her mother’s house...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Interview; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 52
[audio]KPFA’s 40th Anniversary Show, Part 2: Erik Bauersfeld and a Dramatic Quarter Century
The all day festivities celebrating KPFA’s 40th anniversary continues with a brief excerpt form the 10th anniversary program in which long time KPFA Public Affairs Director Elsa Knight Thompson ruminates on the groundbreaking political programing that was then, and is still today, a hallmark of the Pacifica stations. However the majority of this second segment of the 40th Anniversary Show is devoted to an interview with KPFA’s “Hero of the Hörspiel,” long time Drama and Literature Depar...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Current Events; Hörspiel
Downloads: 204
[audio]Kay Boyle’s Amnesty International Benefit Reading
Author, poet, and political activist, Kay Boyle reads an excerpt from her 1933 novel “Gentleman, I Address You Privately”, in a program recorded on February 21, 1987 at San Francisco State University during an Amnesty International Benefit in her honor. The novel, which Boyle partially rewrote after this reading, tells of the adventures of an English clergyman forced out of the Church for unspecified behavior, and who then seeks to eke out a fortune as a piano teacher...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 37
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